James Fontanella-Khan Spot news

- US energy braced for hurricane pressure
Rising reinsurance rates have been left many with no cover (FT)

- European greenhouse-gas emissions fall for third year
EU positioned to meet its reduction targets under the Kyoto protocol (Bloomberg)

- Santos welcomes discussions over coal bed
Australian group welcomes ‘collaborative’ talks with rivals (FT)

- Total says new discoveries can beat north sea field decline
Move to challenge top-ranked BP on its home turf (Bloomberg)

- Fundraising boost as junior miners recover
Fresh cash eased fears of a prolonged sector depression (FT)

- BHP voices doubts about global commodity rally
China commodity-buying not entirely reflecting real demand (Reuters)

- Shipping hurdle for UK emissions targets
Government claims UK carbon emission have gone down (FT)

- Nigeria turns fresh fire on oil militants
New attacks mark an escalation in the simmering conflict in the Niger Delta (FT)

- Russia’s Gazprom urges EU to help avoid Ukraine gas crisis
The gas crisis can be prevented, said chief executive Miller (Platts)